Hey guys! Today I’m coming at you with a new discussion post, talking about one of my favourite bookish things – new releases! I think we all get a bit caught up in new releases at times, especially on Goodreads on our blogs so today I wanted to talk about them with you!
Today I wanted to talk about new releases with you guys! I wanted to discuss whether there is a pressure to read new releases in the year they come out and as they come out. I think I sort of put the pressure on myself at the start of the year with a goal. For example, in 2017 I had no releases related goals and so read maybe 5 2017 releases but this year I had a goal to read at least one every month (or 12 in the year and I have definitely surpassed that goal). I think I’ve read roughly 17 this year and even though that still seems like a pretty insignificant number, to me that’s pretty good!
I try to read new releases before the hype ruins them for me otherwise I rarely get to them until years and years later, case in point: The Diviners. But, what if you read them as soon as they come out? Do you only read new releases or do you fit in time for backlist books too?
My main example that I can use is The Hazel Wood. I really had a mindset for 2018 releases this year, I wanted to make more of an effort to read books in the year they came out. So, I had big plans to read The Hazel Wood, I even managed to get it before it came out because it was in my shop early, but I still haven’t read it. It came out in something like January or February but the hype got to me and now it’s October and it’s still sitting on my shelf gathering dust.
WHY DO I LIKE READING RELEASES AS THEY COME OUT?
I like being able to talk about the books when they’re fresh in everyone’s minds – you can have a lot of people active in discussions and reading wraps/reviews. It invites discussion and creates an easy way to talk to others which I really enjoy.
2018 RELEASES I WANT TO READ THIS YEAR
Are we noticing a colour theme??? I seem to have a thing for blue books!